Takht-e Jamshid / Persepolis
(Throne of Jamshid) / also known as Persepolis or Parseh
20 m high (columns)
6th century bc
Takht-e Jamshid, Fars
Exterior view: The Apadana (Audience Hall). In the background, cut into the hillside, is the Tomb of Artaxerxes II. [Photographed in 1960] Darius the Great (550486 BC) begun the construction of buildings at this site, which lasted throughout the Achmaeninid Empire, until 330 BC when they were looted and burnt by Alexander the Great. World Heritage Site.
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Architecture -- 600-500 bc
Architecture -- Iran -- Persepolis
Heritage tourism -- Iran
World Heritage areas